President Muhammadu Buhari has remained dogged in his policies to boost employment opportunities for young Nigerians in the country.
This comes on the heels of a directive from the president to the Federal Ministries of Works and Lands, Housing and Urban Development to immediately prepare a plan of action for the speedy revitalisation and expansion of the nation’s vocational training centres, Premium Times reports.
It is believed that President Buhari is determined to redeem his campaign vow of creating jobs opportunities for unemployed youths.
But due to the shortage of experienced construction workers in the country, many construction companies have been forced to bring in skilled artisans from abroad.
However, President Buhari has moved to block the entry of foreign construction workers and has demanded a report on the status of existing vocational training centres established by the government.
He said that the federal government would immediately move to curb all disorders in the vocational training centres.
The president stated this in a meeting with the board of directors of a leading construction company in the country.
Addressing the board of directors, Buhari assured members of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc that his government would act speedily to ensure that the Building Craft Training School and Skill Improvement Centre in Lagos are fully overhauled, staffed and equipped to produce more skilled artisans.
He added that in spite of present funding challenges, his government would continue to do everything possible to settle outstanding payments due to contractors.
However, despite the president moves to restrict the entry of foreign construction workers into Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged him to resign over his inability to stir the nation towards economic success.HURRY, JOIN OUR FUN-FILLED BB CHANNEL AND WIN FANTASTIC FREEBIES DAILY C004BB824